See the gorgeous unretouched photos of Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, and more stars in Pirelli's 2017 Calendar

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01 December 2016

The ideal of perfect beauty promoted by society is something that simply can’t be attained.”

"I don’t accept that image of beauty, which has been created by commercial interests, and to remind what beauty really is.”

This was the main purpose in world top photographer Peter Lindbergh's 2017 Pirelli Calendar.

Julianne Moore. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar Julianne Moore. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar

Presented in Paris a few days ago, the edition features 14 internationally renowned actresses, namely Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Uma Thurman, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Lea Seydoux, Jessica Chastain, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Robin Wright and Zhang Ziyi.

Robin Wright. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar Robin Wright. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar

He has also included Anastasia Ignatova, professor of Political Theory at MGIMO – Moscow State University of International Relations.

“In a time when women are represented in the media and everywhere else, as ambassadors of perfection and youth, I thought it was important to remind everyone that there is a different beauty, more real and truthful and not manipulated by commercial or any other interests, a beauty which speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself and your own private sensibility…” Peter explains.

 Uma Thurman. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar Uma Thurman. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar

On explaining the title “Emotional”, he said it was to emphasize how the idea behind his photos was “to create a calendar not around perfect bodies, but on sensitivity and emotion, stripping down to the very soul of the sitters, who thus become more nude than naked.”

Lupita Nyong’o. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar Lupita Nyong’o. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar

“My aim was to portray women in a different way," Peter says.

Kate Winslet. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar Kate Winslet. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar

"And I did it by calling in actresses who’ve played an important role in my life, getting as close as possible to them to take my photos.

Alicia Vikander. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar Alicia Vikander. PHOTO: Peter Lindbergh/ Pirelli Calendar

"As an artist, I feel I’m responsible for freeing women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection. The ideal of perfect beauty promoted by society is something that simply can’t be attained.”

Read more about Peter Lindbergh's work here.

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